Xabier ‘Xabi’ Alonso, the coolest man in football has announced his retirement from professional football. The Bayern Munich midfield lynchpin will join his club teammate Philip Lahm and hang up his boots at the end of the current season. On Thursday morning he tweeted, "Lived it. Loved it. Farewell beautiful game."
Lived it. Loved it.
Farewell beautiful game. pic.twitter.com/1aSN7GGNzZ
— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) March 9, 2017
The 2010 world cup winner will retire following a glittering career laden with trophies. He came second in La Liga with his first club Real Sociedad, following it up with hugely successful spells at Liverpool, Real Madrid and finally Bayern Munich.
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) March 9, 2017
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— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 9, 2017
— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) March 9, 2017
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 9, 2017
— Anything Liverpool (@Anything_LFC) March 9, 2017
Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement.
Let's take a moment to remember this from an absolute legend! ????pic.twitter.com/dnmUB9o5K4
— Footbilly (@footbilly) March 9, 2017
Some people were right to remind us that we still have a few more months to enjoy him.
Xabi Alonso winning the CL with 3 different clubs would be a fitting way for him to bow out. Only Clarence Seedorf has done it before.
— Tim Bolton (@timbolton1) March 7, 2017
— HarpoonHD (@joshorghini1v1) February 27, 2017